Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 23: Everton end Joe Hart interest, Chelsea turn to £25m Torino defender?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online…

Joe Hart’s future has been left in limbo after Everton withdrew their interest in the out-of-favour Manchester City keeper. Everton had held preliminary talks with City about Hart’s situation but the £7m loan fee he would cost and sky-high wages has put the Toffees off. (Daily Mail)

Jasper Cillessen will undergo a medical at Barcelona  on Wednesday meaning Claudio Bravo to Manchester City will be completed by the end of the week. (The Sun)

Chelsea have told Napoli that they have made their final offer for central defender Kalidou Koulibaly and are now actively pursuing alternatives in case the Italian club refuse to let him go. That could open the door for Chelsea to make a £25million bid for Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic. The Serbian has been dubbed the ‘new Nemanja Vidic’. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is believed to be willing to loan Mamadou Sakho out before the end of the transfer window after a chequered few months for the French centre-back. (Guardian)

Jose Mourinho is locked in a transfer stand-off at Manchester United. Mourinho wants to sign Southampton’s Jose Fonte in a £12m deal. But United top brass say some big-earners must be moved out before he can add to the Old Trafford payroll. (The Sun)

Manchester United are in talks with Livingston over a £150,000 deal for teenage striker Matthew Knox. He became the youngest player to play for Livingston when he made his debut just just four days after his 16th birthday last December and had a trial with United in January. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have told interested clubs that Phil Jones will stay at Old Trafford. Stoke, Watford and Hull City are among around a dozen clubs to have made enquiries for the 24-year-old who has been on the periphery of Jose Mourinho’s first team squads so far. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have been quoted a staggering £25million for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans as their search for a centre back stalls. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland are close to finalising a season loan for Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo. The 22-year old has had spells with Liverpool and Marseille in recent seasons. (Daily Mail)

Southampton are plotting to hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Juventus striker Simone Zaza. New Saints boss Claude Puel has identified the £21.5 million-rated striker as the man to sprinkle some stardust on his frontline in his debut Premier League season. (The Sun)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Everton FC transfer report: Ronald Koeman’s side hopeful of £15m deal for Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour

‘Can’t help feeling excited by this!’ – Arsenal fans get their hopes up after top target Shkodran Mustafi does not start for Valencia

Liverpool transfer BOOST! Inter Milan full-back Caner Erkin could be set to leave despite joining them in JUNE

Chelsea transfer report: Blues plotting late move for Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez

Chelsea FC transfer news: AC Milan snub bid from Blues for defender Alessio Romagnoli

Transfer news: Former Arsenal duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Mathieu Flamini set to be reunited at Turkish club

Transfer FIGHT! Manchester City battling Porto and Roma to sign teen sensation Issa Diop

NOT FOR SALE! Liverpool and Leicester target Leandro Paredes ‘indispensable’ to Roma

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